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What do we need SSI, PHP templates, other templates?

8:41 am on Aug 28, 2004 (gmt 0)

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We have a site that is built using frames inside another frame. It is very difficult to manage and update and we now want to remove frames and try to find a simpler alternative. That is easier to manage and update. We also want to try to maintain the sites appearance.

The content is centered in the center of the screen (700 X 450 ) with just a background colour surrounding it. The site has around 40 pages.

This content sections is split into four parts:

Header: contains links to other pages and stays the same on every page, except that the colour of the link of the page you are on is not clickable and is a different image.

Content: This is the information and changes on every page

1st footer: contains sub-links depending what page you are on. E.g if you had selected ”Products” from the links above you would come to the main product page and in this footer we would have links for each product-

2nd footer: Logo and Slogan and never changes throughout site.

Based on the above what solution would you use: SSI, PHP templates, other templates?

We want the site to be as easy to manage as possible. We have even heard about RTF with some template systems where people in our office can log in to the site and make small changes using some sort of WYSIWYG type tools. Any suggestions.

Thanks for any recommendations or suggestions

1:24 am on Aug 30, 2004 (gmt 0)

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If you do it yourself, PHP ought to do the job.

I recommend you hire someone else, and let them have a say as to what technologies get used. Also, consider dropping the frames to be more visible to search engines.

7:36 pm on Sept 1, 2004 (gmt 0)

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The best way is to stop with frames and use html build a <table> put inside the table php. I think a php include.

<?php include ("header.php");?>
<?php include ("content.php");?>
<?php include ("2nd footer.php");?>
<?php include ("1st footer.php");?>

First make the php files after that you put the includes on the right places.

Something like that.

Its very simple and it works much better in SEO.


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